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Facing his Star Trek Mid-Life Crisis©, actor/comic Mike McCafferty explores the last 50 years of Star Trek from his own, unique and hilarious perspective. Mixing the deep dive facts with the absurd comedy, Mike is relentless in his quest to talk about all things Star Trek. Whether his guests are super fans like himself, people who have worked on a series or just a random person he meets on the street, Mike will share his passion for one of the greatest franchises ever created! Q’plah!

Facing his Star Trek Mid-Life Crisis©, actor/comic Mike McCafferty explores the last 50 years of Star Trek from his own, unique and hilarious perspective. Mixing the deep dive facts with the absurd comedy, Mike is relentless in his quest to talk about all things Star Trek. Whether his guests are super fans like himself, people who have worked on a series or just a random person he meets on the street, Mike will share his passion for one of the greatest franchises ever created! Q’plah!
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Facing his Star Trek Mid-Life Crisis©, actor/comic Mike McCafferty explores the last 50 years of Star Trek from his own, unique and hilarious perspective. Mixing the deep dive facts with the absurd comedy, Mike is relentless in his quest to talk about all things Star Trek. Whether his guests are super fans like himself, people who have worked on a series or just a random person he meets on the street, Mike will share his passion for one of the greatest franchises ever created! Q’plah!

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English


Episodes

111: Go Climb a (Vasquez) Rock!

11/8/2018
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In this short ep, Mike climbs Vasquez Rocks, location of many, many Star Trek episodes, and one of our podcasts. It's on the climb that he relates some disturbing news and perhaps gains...insight?

Duration:00:15:21

110: DS9 vs. VOYAGER! Smackdown!!!

10/19/2018
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Friend of the Pod David Mikalson drops by to help Mike and Kiernan with an epic Versus battle between the crew of DS9 and Voyager. Tuvok or Odo?! Bashir or The Doctor?! JANEWAY OR SISKO?!!! WE FINALLY ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS!!!

Duration:01:29:58

109: Review of DISCO Short Trek - Runaway. PLUS! Drunk night recap!

10/6/2018
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Discovery is back with the first in the series of short episodes. Mike, The Doctor (@flibadip) and Jason breakdown the episode and tell you if it's any good. PLUS! We visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium (Star Trek IV locale) and tell you if it's any good! FINALLY! We go over one of the darkest and drunkest nights of our lives. ALL FOR YOU!

Duration:00:48:36

108: Cold Takes with George!

10/3/2018
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Star Trek does not wait for babies! It's been almost 2 years and 70 episodes since we last checked in with friend of pod George Edelman. Not our fault, he was too busy raising/making babies! But with the recent birth of his second child, Mike checks in with George and discovers (Discoveries?) that George hasn't seen ANY new Trek (or Orville) in the last 2 years. No matter! George is always full of pointed opinions, informed or otherwise!

Duration:00:49:49

107: The one TAS episode you HAVE to watch - Yesteryear

9/12/2018
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Mike does a deep dive on arguably the best episodes in the animated series, "Yesteryear."

Duration:00:39:42

106: DS9 - "Take Me Out to the Holosuite" - A Father and son experience!

9/8/2018
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Kiernan gets Mike to rewatch the seventh season DS9 epsiode "Take Me Out to the Holosuite." Mike had mixed feelings about it 25 years ago, but through his son's enjoyment, finds new love for baseball!

Duration:00:26:36

105: Voyager - "Scorpion" Part 1 - BUT WE'RE ALL SCORPIONS!!

8/27/2018
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Mike is haunted by the parable of the Frog (Fox?) and the Scorpion that he heard years ago in the third season episode of Star Trek: Voyager. But as he watches the episode and researches the parable (fable), his world slowly unravels! The Doctor (Kim Miller) and Crewman Jason do NOTHING to help him!

Duration:01:06:41

104: The Drumhead - A Deep Dive

8/14/2018
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Mike's concern with present day issues sparks him to rewatch the classic episode The Drumhead. He finds both troubling and encouraging similarities to our current social and political climate. But he also makes a surprising connection to recent events in his own life.

Duration:00:45:34

103: Jean-Luc Picard is BACK!

8/7/2018
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The biggest news in a long time dropped this weekend at the Star Trek Convention in Vegas. Mike, The Doctor and Jason discus Patrick Stewart's epic reveal that he's returning to the role that defined a generation of Star Trek. PLUS! A deep dive into the Aladdin music for kids! AND! We talk about exploding pigeons! WHY LISTEN TO ANY OTHER PODCAST??!

Duration:00:48:05

102: 2018 Comic-Con wrap up DISCO, Orville and Klingon Lifestyles!

7/27/2018
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The Doctor and Mike go over everything Star Trek at the 2018 San Diego Comic-con. Included are Discovery's trailer and panel, The Orville trailer, the Klingon Lifestyle show and Mike dressed as a Star Trek dinosaur for this manager's party!

Duration:01:27:22

101: All Good Things Must End...in WINE!

7/9/2018
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Mike, The Doctor (@Flibadip) and Kiernan (kiki.mccafe) travel down to Callaway Winery, film location for the TNG finale "All Good Things" We visit the exact spots (see our FB page for pics), and talk about vineyards in TNG, including a brief discussion of the TNG episode "Family!"

Duration:00:42:42

100: Our 100th Episode EXTRAVAGANZA!

6/26/2018
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Extra hosts! Special guests! Cavernous recording location! For the 100th episode, Mike is joined by The Doctor (@flibadip), Jason, Abed Geith, Kiernan McCafferty and returning TOS guest Karl Held ("Return of the Archons") It's a chaotic, freewheeling discussion, completely in line with what this podcast is. PLUS! We visited the Tillman Water Reclamation center - AKA Starfleet Academy. AND! listen to the first and last lines from the first podcast! THANK YOU FOR LISTENING!

Duration:01:14:48

99: Time's Arrow - KIM HATES MARK TWAIN!

6/15/2018
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This week we tackle the second part of the TNG episode Time's Arrow. Don't worry, you didn't miss part one, Mike just didn't want to talk about that episode. The good news is that The Doctor (Kim Miller) is so irritated at the character Mark Twain in this episode that she's really fired up against doing the podcast. The result is a cranky Doctor and Mike's bad immitations of an actor doing a bad immitation of Samuel Clemons. BONUS EPISODE! At the end of the episode (1:20 mark) there's a 10...

Duration:01:34:10

98: 98 - The Wrath of Son!

6/5/2018
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Mike's back! This time he welcomes back his son to talk about his experience of watching Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan! On the eve of Father's Day, it's a pretty moving episode (for Mike) as Mike unwraps the TWoK subplot of father's and sons and discovers what the Genesis Project truly meant. LISTEN WITH YOUR CHILD ,AND THEY WILL NOT UNDERSTAND! PLUS! Mike plugs a new sponsor. It's a toothbrush.

Duration:00:56:22

97: 97 - Trek Movie Theme Music- Are Which Ones are the Right Ones?!

5/15/2018
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Flying (not Han) solo this episode, Mike examines the theme music from each Trek movie. He then tells you if that theme matches up with the tone of the movie. Got it? Yeah, it doesn't make a ton of sense but if you want to hear Mike geek out to great music this is your chance!

Duration:00:40:52

96 - It's Been a Long Road...to talk about ENTERPRISE!

4/21/2018
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You know, if you've been a diehard fan of Star Trek: Enterprise, waiting patiently for us to talk about the series...WAIT NO MORE! Mike, The Doctor (Kim Miller) and Suliban insurgent Jason Makiaris talk about the 2-part (?) pilot episode, Broken Bow! Mike (as usual) has gripes about the episode, but The Doctor (Kim Miller) has FAITH OF THE HEART she can turn him. Check out our Facebook page or hit us up on the twitter! @mikemccafferty@fibadip@jasonmakiaris

Duration:01:29:10

95 - Rhianna's Sledgehammer - An Unnecessarily Deep Dive into the Star Trek Music Video

4/9/2018
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Mike has rediscovered the lost episode that is Rhianna's song and video "Sledgehammer" that is in the closing credits of Star Trek: Beyond. From there, Mike presents several theories to The Doctor (@Flibadip) and Crewman Makiaris (@JasonMakiaris) as to how the song, lyrics and video are canon to the Kelvin Universe timeline. PLUS! Jason tricks us (twice!) into talking about the new Star Wars "movie" Solo. AND! We talk about the DISCO deleted scene, Stephen Hawkings passing and more.

Duration:00:51:48

94 - How Star Trek 2 RUINED the Hollywood Blockbuster!

3/21/2018
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This is a short BONUS episode that Mike recorded almost 18 months ago, BUT YOU CAN HEAR IT! Mike sets forth an intriguing premise as to how the much loved Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, is some ways hurt storytelling in big budget movies. Heresy?! YOU be the judge!

Duration:00:16:54

91 - Stealing the Enterprise - A Deep Dive on Star Trek III!

2/26/2018
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Mike flies solo on a deep dive episode! Mike looks a pivotal sequence in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock where the crew is forced to steal their own ship! But doing so, Mike postulates that this not only showed the path to a sustainable movie franchise, but also added a key element that Discovery is currently missing!

Duration:00:47:05